Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Movie Elements: Coming to America


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This 1980's movie has become an iconic romantic comedy for generations.  For those very few people who have not gotten the opportunity to view this golden nugget of pop culture, this movie is about a man's pursuit of the woman he loves. Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is the prince of the fictional African country, Zamunda, and he comes to NYC, disguised as a foreign student, to find a wife that will love him for him. While working at the fast food restaurant, McDowells, he meets the owners daughter Lisa (Shari Headley) and falls in love. Throughout the movie he pursues her to win her heart and eventually....they get married.

Besides the plot, the gorgeous wedding scenes are something to admire.  From the feather-clad dancers to Lisa's fashion-forward pink wedding gown, this movie has elements to admire for an African-inspired celebration. 

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A Coming to America-inspired wedding doesn't necessarily need to have the look of Prince Akeem's extravagant nuptials (although it would be a dream...), but elements of some stand-out scenes can certainly inspire a romantic pared down version.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Autumn Party: Pumpkins

Pumpkin decor isn't only for Halloween, the festive gourds can liven up any Autumn event from a wedding reception to a swanky dinner party.  It can be painted, pinned, glittered, you name it...essentially if you can imagine it, it can be created.  That's generally our motto. So let these creative gourds inspired you to see outside the orange box.


~Stay Sweet


1. Pumpkin Vases
2. Pumpkin Kisses
3. Lace Pumpkin
4. Geometric Pumpkin
5. Glitter Pumpkin
6. Pumpkin Cupcakes
7. Studded Pumpkin




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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Designer Crush on Virgos Lounge

Recently, I came across Virgos Lounge, an online European clothing boutique, that has been heavily documented on some notable fashion blogs. I don't know where I have been, but this boutique is becoming the go-to online destination for special occasion wear. With sequins, bold colors and feminine shapes these garments are sure to turn heads. More importantly, their dresses are bridesmaids and reception dress approved.  These swoon-worthy styles make me want to get dressed and celebrate.


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Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Summer Party: Watermelons

Summer is the high season for weddings galore, but what's a summer without picnics, festivals, vacations...and everything in between. Summer is high season for parties period, so why not muse on inspiration for your summer party. First up, is the juicy watermelon. This summer staple is juicier when consumed in unconventional party stylin' morsels. Get inspired with these creative summer party ideas.

~Stay Sweet

Donut DIY // Watermelon Donuts for Summer
1. The Donut

Watermelon Printable Ice Cream Cone Wrappers
2. The Ice Cream Cone

3. The Cake

Watermelon Tote Bag
4. The Farmer's Market Tote

Watermelon Pinata | Oh Happy Day!
5. The Pinata

watermelon wrapping paper -- downloadable :)
6. The Giftwrap





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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Themespiration: Pineapples



Not everyone opts to host their wedding in their hometown. Some dream of a destination wedding at a tropical location.  Usually, a place where they would also like to honeymoon, which serves as double duty. A tropical setting calls for fun tropical decor....why not decor you can eat? I love using fruit as decor, and finding creative ways to use kitchen staples in different ways. Even if you are not getting married on an exclusive island, you can still add some island flavor with this decor. Let these pineapples not only be sweet to taste, but also sweet on the eyes.


Photographer: Dillon Photo | Flowers: Tom Mathieu - love the pineapple top
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Pineapple centerpieces
2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this pineapple vase!
tropical luau party - coconut drinks and mini pineapples - so cute
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wedding photography - rachel robertson photography - ceremony decor - aisle decor - orchids & pineapples
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Pineapples steal the show in this tablescape. Styling: Saipua Photo: Just & Mary
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Unconventional Groomsmen Photos

Most of the time, at weddings, the emphasis is on the bride (oh, and the groom too!) and then the bridesmaid...and then maybe the groomsmen...lol. And this is usually the case for the priorities of photos. However, here and there you see some pretty cool shots of the groomsmen. Especially, since most of them are not worried about still looking fabulous in the blazing summer heat or too cold in a strapless dress in the middle of winter. These groomsmen photos get an A+ in creativity. Let your groomsmen have some fun while they wait on the photo priorities. Let these photos inspire you.

P.S. The superhero photos are definitely a big current trend.

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groomsmen pic
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Bridal party picture, fun wedding picture idea
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Movie Elements: 27 Dresses

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The movie 27 Dresses was about a lovable woman, Jane, played by Katherine Heigl who is always the bridesmaid, but never the bride until she is faced with having to be the maid-of-honor for her sister's wedding to a man she is secretly in love with. Eventually, she falls in love with a more compatible man and...you guessed it...gets married. The iconic scene in the movie is when Jane tries on all 27 hideous bridesmaid dresses in front of her soon-to-be husband. The scene coupled with the last scene where all her bridesmaids wore the dresses she wore inspired a rainbow wedding theme.  Here's our version:

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27 Dresses Bridesmaid Dresses



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